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Information for Radio Amateurs

This page is dedicated to the amateur radio community and lists information related to our SONATE-2 mission.

 

Please contact sonate-2@uni-wuerzburg.de for any questions regarding SONATE-2 amateur radio operations.

 


Two Line Elements (TLE) for SONATE-2

The official NORAD-ID of SONATE-2 is 59112 and its international deignator is 2024-043Q. Current TLE information can also be found on the CelesTrak website.

[Updated 20.03.2024]

SONATE 2               
1 59112U 24043Q   24079.48337772  .00008819  00000+0  46062-3 0  9990
2 59112  97.4643 204.5389 0015073 244.9301 115.0367 15.16043129  2202

 


Radio Links

CW beacon:
A few minutes after separation a beacon transmitting the satellite's callsign DP0SNX will be activated.

Frequency: 145.840 MHz
Modulation: Morse code CW (A1A)
Interval: 30 sec

Telemetry downlink:
During passes over our ground stations in Germany the telemetry downlink will be activated.

Frequency: 437.025 MHz
Modulation: 9k6 G3RUH GMSK (F1D)
Protocol: AX.25

The protocol format used for encoding the telemetry frames can be found >>here<<.
Recorded AX.25 frames can be forwarded to sonate-2@uni-wuerzburg.de

After commissioning of the satellite, the amateur radio payloads will be activated. Their activation will be announced on our Twitter account https://twitter.com/JMUSpace/. Planned are the following:

SSTV downlink:
Regular downlink of images captured by the on-board cameras

Frequency: 145.880 MHz
Modulation: Martin M1 SSTV FM (F3F)

APRS digipeater:
APRS digipeater in half-duplex operation. The digipeater will NOT be active directly after the launch until further notice. When activated, it will regularly transmit a greeting message.

Frequency: 145.825 MHz Up/Down
Modulation: 1k2 AFSK (F2D)
Protocol: AX.25

SSTV Schedule

SSTV Transmission Schedule (last Update: 05.07.2024)

SSTV weekend 2024 05 .-08.07.2024
(All times are UTC)

Please contact sonate-2@uni-wuerzburg.de for any questions regarding SONATE-2 amateur radio operations.

SSTV 05.-08.07.2024      
(All times are UTC)      
       
Australia      
(Central/West) (East+NZ)    
06/07/2024 04:18:00 06/07/2024 02:46:00    
08/07/2024 03:47:00 07/07/2024 02:31:00    
  08/07/2024 02:14:00    
       
Asia      
(South East) (East) (Central, India) (Middle East)
06/07/2024 05:46:00 05/07/2024 16:29:00 06/07/2024 08:49:00 06/07/2024 10:24:00
07/07/2024 05:27:00 06/07/2024 16:13:00 07/07/2024 08:34:00 07/07/2024 10:07:00
08/07/2024 05:14:00 07/07/2024 15:58:00 08/07/2024 08:18:00 08/07/2024 09:53:00
       
Europe      
(West) (East)    
06/07/2024 02:04:00 05/07/2024 22:54:00    
06/07/2024 15:04:00 06/07/2024 22:38:00    
07/07/2024 01:47:00 07/07/2024 11:38:00    
07/07/2024 14:48:00 07/07/2024 22:22:00    
       
       
North America      
(West) (Central) (East) (Hawaii)
05/07/2024 21:41:00 05/07/2024 20:08:00 05/07/2024 18:33:00 06/07/2024 11:25:00
06/07/2024 21:25:00 06/07/2024 08:21:00 06/07/2024 06:46:00 07/07/2024 12:43:00
  06/07/2024 19:51:00 06/07/2024 18:17:00  
  07/07/2024 08:05:00 07/07/2024 06:29:00  
  07/07/2024 21:11:00 07/07/2024 19:35:00  
  08/07/2024 07:50:00 08/07/2024 06:13:00  
       
South America      
05/07/2024 17:14:00      
06/07/2024 16:57:00      
07/07/2024 16:41:00      

LEOP Phase

The launch of SONATE-2 was planned with the Transporter 10 mission with a Falcon 9 for March 4, 2024 at 23:05 (CET).

SONATE-2 was successfully deployed from the launcher at approx. 23:59 (CET) on 04.03.2024. All important milestones up to the first pass are shown in the figure below. A Ticker of all events during the launch an LEOP Phase can be read up here:

Liveticker SONATE-2 LEOP (Link)

Simulation of the first 3 orbits of SONATE-2 after deployment. (Image: T.Neumann)